DANBURY, CT – Despite a trio of winning race performances and a top spot team finish from rookie Hope Johnsky (Bristol, CT), the Western Connecticut State University women's swimming and diving squad fell to visiting Westfield State, 136-117, closing out the regular season home schedule for the Colonials. They return to action at the Little East Conference Championships hosted by UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday, February 9 at Noon.
Johnsky began the afternoon with a first place showing in the 200-yard breaststroke, touching the wall in 2:46.91. She would then seize the top spot in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 6:05.88.
After racking up another win in the 100-yard IM (1:10.02), she combined with junior Olivia Sosnoski (Westport, CT) and classmates Molly Henry (Pound Ridge, NY) and Madison Lacy (Norwich, CT) to earn first in the 200-yard freestyle relay, wrapping up the action.
Henry also picked up victories in the 50-yard freestyle (26.87), while claiming second in the 100-yard backstroke (1:07.09). Senior Annelise Alfieri (Southington, CT) earned the top spot in the 50-yard butterfly (32.58) on Senior Day.
Kelsey Johnstone and Shannon Fitzsimmons paced the Owls as they won two events apiece.
"We did a great job racing today and are looking forward to both the LEC Championships & the NEISDA Championship Meet," stated WestConn head coach Jill Cook following the events.